What is the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score?

As a condition of admission, all international applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL or IELTS. This requirement can be waived for those who attended an undergraduate institution where English was the sole language of instruction. Those who are unsure whether they qualify to waive the requirement are advised to contact the HDS Office of Admissions to verify.

Applicants for the following programs: MDiv, MTS, Ho Scholars program, and Special Students program must receive one of the following minimum scores:

  • TOEFL (computer-based exam): 100 or higher
  • TOEFL (paper-based exam): 600 or higher
  • IELTS: 7.5

Applicants for the ThM program must receive one of the following minimum scores:

  • TOEFL (computer-based exam): 105 or higher
  • TOEFL (paper-based exam): 620 or higher
  • IELTS: 8